Casanova restaurant located in the downtown area of Carmel by the Sea in California. The food is delicious and they are famous for their spinach gnocchi which is absolutely decadent! I'm sure there are about five sticks of butter in the cream housing the hand-made gnocchi. The vegetables are served with just the right about of crunchiness and the meat is well prepared and flavorful.
This place was transformed from a run down house into a French country farmhouse and has a European feel to it. They have a huge wine selection....in fact, there is a cellar underneath the restaurant that holds close to 30,000 bottles of wine. If you ask your server- you can get a free tour of the cellar after your meal!
If you time your dinner right, you can stroll 6 or 7 short blocks to the ocean and finish off your romantic dinner with a beautiful walk along the shoreline to watch the sun set.